In this latter-day adaptation of a tale of wanton cruelty, there are three sisters, the daughters of a farmer, two of whom are walking by the river when the older one pushes the younger one in. As the price of saving her from drowning, the elder sister demands she give her the hand of her betrothed. Sadly, the poor girl drowns and is taken from the water by a miller, whose daughter has mistaken her for a swan. A harp maker passes by, and fashions a harp from the fingers, hair, and breast bone of the dead woman. Then the harp maker takes the harp to the court of a king - who appears to be the farmer - and the harp plays by itself, powered by the younger sister's soul, accusing the older sister (referred to as a "false sister"), whose name is soon revealed to be Anne, of murder ("Who drowned me for the sake of a man").
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2